The Inca Journey
Lima to Cusco and Machu Picchu (7 days / 6 nights )
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Welcome to Lima! Upon arriving to Lima airport you will be taken and checked into your Lima hotel.
Afterwards, you’ll be able take in the sights and sounds while on a tour of this incredible Metropolitan city.
Your flight to Cusco will land early in the morning, at an elevation of 11,150 feet or 3,400 meters. Try to take it easy on the first day, drink plenty of water and don’t eat too much.
You will be able to have some free time to explore the majestic city of Cusco. You should check out one of a great number of museums, or perhaps visit San Pedro Market. Once the afternoon comes around, you’ll meet your expert guide for a tour of the city of Cusco where you’ll be able to see the Cathedral, the Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun), and the massive ruins of Sacsayhuaman that overlook the city. End the day with dinner at one of Cusco’s finest restaurants.
Get ready for an incredible day in the Sacred Valley. Haggle with the locals at Pisac Market for a variety of handmade clothing, climb to the top of the Ollantaytambo fortress for and amazing view of the terraced valley, and gaze at the snow-capped peaks of the Andes’ most sacred mountains. You’ll also enjoy a feast of Peruvian specialties at a restaurant in Urubamba. At night, you’ll sleep in a comfortable Sacred Valley hotel.
The day you’ve been waiting for! You’ll travel by train along the rushing Urubamba River – until you reach the extraordinary Andean cloud forest. Once you reach the train station you’ll take a 20-minute shuttle to the top of the mountain. Upon arrival you’ll lay witness to the ancient Inca citadel, a mystical location hidden for hundreds of years. Your professional tour guide will take you for a tour around Machu Picchu’s most important sights. You’ll take a train ride back to Cusco; however you have the option to include an overnight stay in Aguas Calientes and a second-day visit to the ruins.
Pack your bags, enjoy breakfast, and prepare for your transfer to the airport and your journey back home. Otherwise, you can choose to take one of our other breathtaking Cusco tours or Sacred Valley excursions, or browse our full range of fully customizable Peru tours to see how you can extend your Latin American vacation.
*Note: Activities may vary due to weather conditions and other considerations.
* Hotels in all mentioned destinations
* All tours stated in the itinerary with English-speaking guides
* Ground transportation and entrance fees
* Breakfast at all hotels
* Train Machu Picchu – Cusco (Vistadome Train for 4-star and 5-star packages / Expedition Train for 3-star packages)
* Lunches and dinners (unless otherwise specified)
* Airport taxes